What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by Cobwebby » Mon 29 Oct 2012 22:59

Scary
The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions,
and not on our circumstances.
Martha Washington

RitaA
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 23:00

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 2058.shtml?
000
WTNT33 KNHC 292058
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 30
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
500 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...SANDY MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE...
...LANDFALL EXPECTED EARLY THIS EVENING ACCOMPANIED BY
LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS...


[snip]

NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 PM EDT.
TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES WILL BE ISSUED AT 700 AND 900 PM EDT...AND
WHEN LANDFALL OCCURS.
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 23:01

Cobwebby wrote:Scary
Hang tight, Cobwebby.

Sending positive thoughts your way.

Rita

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 0:24

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 2256.shtml?
Post-Tropical Cyclone SANDY Update Statement

000
WTNT63 KNHC 292256
TCUAT3

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
700 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...SANDY BECOMES POST-TROPICAL...
...CENTER EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL WITHIN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO...


SUMMARY OF 700 PM EDT...2300 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...39.1N 74.4W
ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM ENE OF CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY
ABOUT 20 MI...35 KM S OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 28 MPH...44 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.93 INCHES

AS INDICATED IN THE 5 PM DISCUSSION...SATELLITE...RADAR...AND
AIRCRAFT DATA INDICATE THAT SANDY HAS CONTINUED TO LOSE TROPICAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NHC IS NOW DESIGNATING SANDY AS A POST-TROPICAL
CYCLONE. IN ADDITION...THE MAXIMUM WINDS HAVE DECREASED SLIGHTLY
AND ARE NOW NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/H.

NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGES HAVE RECENTLY REPORTED STORM
SURGE HEIGHTS OF 12.4 FEET AT KINGS POINT NEW YORK...AND 7.2 FEET
AT THE BATTERY NEW YORK...AND 7.5 FEET AT SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY.
TOTAL WATER LEVELS WILL BE EVEN HIGHER WHEN HIGH TIDE OCCURS.

A WIND GUST TO 82 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT ISLIP NEW YORK. A
SUSTAINED WIND OF 45 MPH WITH A GUST TO 67 MPH WAS RECENTLY
REPORTED AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NEW YORK.

ANOTHER UPDATE WILL BE ISSUED AT THE TIME OF LANDFALL AND AT 900 PM
EDT. NHC WILL ISSUE ITS LAST ADVISORY ON SANDY AT 1100 PM EDT. THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...HPC...WILL BEGIN ISSUING
PUBLIC ADVISORIES AT 500 AM EDT TUESDAY. HPC PUBLIC ADVISORIES WILL
BE ISSUED UNDER THE SAME WMO AND AWIPS HEADERS AS THE NHC PUBLIC
ADVISORIES...AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE VIA THE NHC WEBSITE.

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 0:27

Martian wrote:Hurricane Sandy on Google maps:
http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012


Shows Google map with current location, forecast track, precipitation, and other data.
Bumping up in thread for easier access.

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 0:50

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/opinion/k ... le_sidebar
As Sandy descends, tips from Katrina survivors

By Kathleen Koch, Special to CNN

updated 12:53 PM EDT, Mon October 29, 2012

Editor's note: Kathleen Koch is author of the best-selling book "Rising from Katrina," which explores how citizens recover from disasters. She was a CNN correspondent for 18 years.

(CNN) -- Hurricane veterans know when a bad one's coming. It's like those who feel the barometric pressure drop of approaching storm systems in their bones. I got the vibe midweek.

So I asked my friends on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, hardy survivors of Hurricane Katrina, what advice they would share with those in Hurricane Sandy's path. But I didn't want the usual flashlight, batteries, water, generator, gasoline tips. Tell them something they don't know, I asked, something that helped get you through.

Here's what they said:

• Outdoor solar lights can be brought in at night to light the indoors.

• When you make a video of your home for insurance purposes beforehand, open drawers and closets so the contents are visible.

• Have a tire plug repair kit and pliers to pull out nails or screws, since debris in the roadway causes flats and leaks that are tough to repair when everything is closed.

• Extend your cell phone battery's life by texting instead of calling and turning off Internet/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS connections.

• Bank safes and safe deposit boxes are not waterproof. During flooding, items left in them may be damaged and not accessible for weeks.

• Have thick tarps and roofing tacks in case you lose shingles from the wind.

What I didn't expect was the advice of a different nature that many added after their practical tips:

• Faith and the knowledge that no matter what, your life and the life of your family is more important than any material possession you may have.

• Keep a positive attitude and help your neighbor!

• Remember to have patience with your family, friends and neighbors. ... Work together and share your resources.

• Talk to each other. Share old stories. Some of the best relationships were made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as neighbors discovered new friends next door and grew closer helping one another through a trying time.

• Read a book.

Keep a hurricane preparation checklist.

These are heartfelt suggestions from those who know what it's like to lose everything all at once. Disaster has a way of focusing the mind and leveling the playing field. Doctors and bankers stood next to mechanics and janitors in food lines in my Gulf Coast hometown of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina.

Such brutal shocks to the system are inevitable. No one can stop them, though human beings prefer to imagine we are omnipotent. We have access to virtually anything with the click of a mouse or a tap on our smartphones. We can Skype with someone on the other side of the world. We can land a rover on Mars and find proof of ancient rivers. We can do anything -- except control Mother Nature.

We don't like that, because it forces us to accept that we are vulnerable. Nations, states, cities and individuals wisely invest time and money on prevention efforts, but we can't really predict when, where and how the effects of nature at its worst will be felt.

What we can control is our reaction. And researchers report that contrary to popular myth, during disasters most people don't adopt an "every man for himself" attitude. Most react with responsibility and concern for their neighbors. I have seen it myself, over decades covering blizzards, floods, hurricanes and more.

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina, I was present at a remarkable discussion between the mayor of Bay St. Louis and his wife. Most of the town's homes and businesses were heavily damaged or destroyed in 2005 when the monster storm's 30-foot surge, sustained 125 mph winds and hopscotching tornadoes roared through. But the town and its people recovered.

"It was amazing. It really was," said Eddie Favre of the spirit of kindness, generosity and selflessness that prevailed in the months after the hurricane. "It would be nice to reclaim some of that patience and understanding. I wish we could go back to it."

"I feel bad saying it, but I really miss it," agreed his wife Jan. "We were all so close."

Times of disaster reveal not just our human fragility, but our strengths. It is at times like this that we learn what we are made of. People come together, share what they have and accept help from others. Suddenly differences that once seemed insurmountable turn out to be quite insignificant. The worst of times can bring out the best.

Hurricane safety: When the lights go out

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Kathleen Koch.

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 1:29

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 0002.shtml?
000
WTNT63 KNHC 300002
TCUAT3

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
800 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY MAKES LANDFALL ALONG THE COAST
OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...39.4N 74.5W
ABOUT 5 MI...10 KM SW OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY
ABOUT 40 MI...65 KM NE OF CAPE MAY NEW JERSEY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 23 MPH...37 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.93 INCHES

SURFACE...RADAR...AND AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT
DATA INDICATE THAT POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY MADE LANDFALL NEAR
ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY AROUND 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...WITH
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF 80 MPH...130 KM/H.

NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGES HAVE RECENTLY REPORTED STORM
SURGE HEIGHTS OF 11.9 FEET AT KINGS POINT NEW YORK...8.4 FEET
AT THE BATTERY NEW YORK...AND 8.6 FEET AT SANDY HOOK NEW JERSEY.


WITHIN THE PAST HOUR OR SO...A SUSTAINED WIND OF 49 MPH WITH A GUST
TO 73 MPH WAS REPORTED AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN NEW YORK. A
WIND GUST TO 71 MPH WAS RECENTLY OBSERVED AT FARMINGDALE NEW YORK.

ANOTHER UPDATE WILL BE ISSUED AT 900 PM EDT. NHC WILL ISSUE ITS LAST
ADVISORY ON SANDY AT 1100 PM EDT. THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER...HPC...WILL BEGIN ISSUING PUBLIC ADVISORIES AT
500 AM EDT TUESDAY. HPC PUBLIC ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED UNDER THE
SAME WMO AND AWIPS HEADERS AS THE NHC PUBLIC ADVISORIES...AND WILL
ALSO BE AVAILABLE VIA THE NHC WEBSITE.

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 2:45

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 0101.shtml?
000
WTNT63 KNHC 300101
TCUAT3

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
900 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...HURRICANE FORCE WINDS GUSTS REPORTED OVER LONG ISLAND AND THE NEW
YORK METROPOLITAN AREAS...


SUMMARY OF 900 PM EDT...0100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...39.6N 74.6W
ABOUT 15 MI...24 KM NW OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...947 MB...27.96 INCHES

NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE TIDE GAUGES HAVE RECENTLY REPORTED STORM
TIDE HEIGHT...THE COMBINATION OF STORM SURGE AND TIDE RELATIVE TO
MEAN LOWER LOW WATER...OF 13.3 FEET AT KINGS POINT NEW YORK...13.7
FEET AT THE BATTERY NEW YORK...AND 13.3 FEET AT SANDY HOOK NEW
JERSEY.

A WIND GUST TO 79 MPH WAS REPORTED AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN
NEW YORK. A WIND GUST TO 90 MPH WAS REPORTED EARLIER THIS EVENING
AT ISLIP NEW YORK.

NHC WILL ISSUE ITS LAST ADVISORY ON SANDY AT 1100 PM EDT. THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER...HPC...WILL BEGIN ISSUING
PUBLIC ADVISORIES AT 500 AM EDT TUESDAY. HPC PUBLIC ADVISORIES WILL
BE ISSUED UNDER THE SAME WMO AND AWIPS HEADERS AS THE NHC PUBLIC
ADVISORIES...AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE VIA THE NHC WEBSITE.

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by Lorima » Tue 30 Oct 2012 3:02

So far we're okay. One tree down up the street, lots of branches in our yard, electricity is on, but cable and phone land line is out. Winds at 30 mph. Hope you're all okay. Thanks for updates and map!
Stay safe,
Lorima
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 3:54

Glad to hear you're okay, Lorima. Let's hope it stays that way.

Canada's first Sandy-related casualty may have occurred right here in Toronto tonight:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/29 ... r-toronto/
Woman killed by flying sign as Sandy’s winds batter Toronto

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2012 10:12 PM ET

A Toronto pedestrian struck by a flying sign appears to be the first fatality of Hurricane Sandy to occur on Canadian soil.

Just after sunset on Monday evening, a woman walking near a Staples Business Depot in west Toronto was struck by a sign blown free by high winds and later pronounced dead at the scene, Toronto Police confirmed.

A photo from the parking lot acquired by Global News at 8 p.m. indicated that the backlit Staples sign itself had come loose from its mount at the entrance to the store’s parking lot, plummeting roughly 10 metres to the ground and coming to rest across the street.

Just before 7 p.m., winds in the Toronto area were clocked as high as 65 km per hour — and are expected to peak at 100 km/h near midnight.

Monday’s winds knocked power out to thousands in Toronto Monday.
The wind and rain are expected to pick up overnight, so things may get slightly worse before they get better.

Thanks very much for the update, Lorima. I've been wondering how you're doing.

Take care,

Rita
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